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Author Topic: Why does articulation matter so much?  (Read 5191 times)

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Offline Shahaila

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Re: Why does articulation matter so much?
« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2017, 06:41:26 AM »
I am an articulation snob  :P  The fun monster theme and articulation is what drew me to MH dolls to begin with.  I love posing them on display to reflect their personalities, and photographing them is my favorite hobby.  I have had a lot of fun trying to create action shots with them.  Without articulation that is impossible.
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Re: Why does articulation matter so much?
« Reply #21 on: July 01, 2017, 04:36:02 PM »
Mine is very simple.
I have lots of dolls and few shelves.
SOMEONE is going to have to sit down

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Re: Why does articulation matter so much?
« Reply #22 on: July 01, 2017, 05:40:47 PM »
I don't keep many dolls in the box. What's fun to me is playing/posing/displaying them creatively. I like giving my dolls makeovers and new backstories and making my collection unique from others and a lot of that fun is lost if they can't even move. (Ok I know all dolls don't move but you know what I mean)

Like when they have joints and poseability it makes them kind of come to life, and I get way more attached to them that way. The few non-articulated dolls I've gotten have pretty much all gone to be resold on ebay, just because I don't care about them as much.... Even when I've put a lot of work in restoring them or customizing them.

I will say I do have a couple dolls in the box (which is a very new development) they're all still highly articulated Barbies and I know that if I ever did take them out of the box I have the option of posing and playing with them.
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Re: Why does articulation matter so much?
« Reply #23 on: July 07, 2017, 04:53:43 PM »
Like everyone else has said, it's all about the posing.

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Re: Why does articulation matter so much?
« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2017, 05:22:24 PM »
Yup, I agree, most definitely.
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Re: Why does articulation matter so much?
« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2017, 10:48:33 AM »
I can live with some limited articulation, but I cannot stand with the dolls have one arm or leg permanently bent.

What is the point of that? Why would you have one arm permanently bent or sticking out, or one leg permanently bent to look like the doll is always walking/posing? It makes possibilities for posing, and just putting clothes on them, even harder than is already is.

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Re: Why does articulation matter so much?
« Reply #26 on: July 16, 2017, 05:57:54 PM »
it really dosent bother me one way or another if the doll is pretty.. molded on clothes either.. I grew up on barbie and the lack of articulation and ocassional molded clothes were pretty SOP to me.
I like it if they are articulated.. its great..but if i like a doll and she has less articulation its not gonna put me off buying her.

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Re: Why does articulation matter so much?
« Reply #27 on: July 17, 2017, 07:14:11 PM »
So I don't actually have a good answer for this..... but I totally agree. I'm an articulation snob! I don't want any of the new MH or EAH dolls that have less articulation, and I'm really weird about my Barbies and their articulation. Some of them I want on the MTM super articulated body, but some of them I am okay with on the limited Fashionista body. I totally took the articulation on MH and EAH for granted until it wasn't there. I just love the poseability. You can give them such sassy stances!

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Re: Why does articulation matter so much?
« Reply #28 on: July 18, 2017, 12:33:36 PM »
Articulation Snob as well.
I like to pose my dolls for photographs, otherwise for the most part my dolls stand on their shelves pretty straight because of the amount of room I have. Although I'm starting to Pair down my displays and I'll be back to posing them,

 

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